Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site, Barbourville

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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site is a park located six miles southeast of Barbourville in Knox County in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The land was donated by the American Legion and the people of Barbourville, and marks the area where Kentucky pioneer Thomas Walker, a physician, built his cabin in 1750. A representative cabin marks the spot of "the first house in Kentucky". The site was dedicated in 1931. A replica of the cabin can be toured.

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  • What a surprise to drive out to the middle of the boonies and find this lovely park! I went after a snow, so it was a little soggy, but I imagine in nice weather it's wonderful for kids. Learn a...  more »
  • I Have been going here since a child now take my grandchildren to explore an have a fun day the park is always well kept an beautiful all year round !! Great place for family time!!  more »
  • Beautiful historic park. Very peaceful there, will keep coming back!
  • Staff went out of their way to help older ones access picnic area using golf carts. Facility is well kept, clean and orderly.
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